I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to share our potty training experience as part of this sponsored campaign from Huggies Pull-Ups. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. All opinions are my own.
As many of you know, I’ve blogged about our potty training attempts in the past. It’s been the bane of my existence for … well, for a long time. We’ve tried letting her run around naked. Bribed her with treats for sitting on the potty. Given lots of encouragement. Bought Dora the Explorer panties. Her response usually included crying and/or screaming and a flat out refusal to sit.
But once I stopped trying to push her and let her take more of a lead, she was much more amenable to the idea of sitting on the potty. That’s right, this stubborn girl will do it in her own time. I try not to get too hung up on deadlines, because no kid goes to kindergarten in diapers – or so they say. If all else fails, maybe her husband can teach her one day.
I know when she finally does learn to use the potty, life won’t necessarily be easier. There will be times when we need to find a potty, FAST! It will be a feat in and of itself and those times will come at the most inopportune moments. We’ll have to brave germ-laden restrooms where you have to use a roll of toilet paper to protect their little tushy and go through half a gallon of sanitizer because she hasn’t quite learned that some things aren’t meant to be touched. And I’m sure there will be some accidents. After all, if your little one pees in her diaper while gleefully pulling things off the shelves in Target, no one bats an eye. That will all change once they graduate to big kid underwear.
Plus, potty training is a reminder that my little girl is growing up. It’s one less thing she needs her momma for. One step closer to going away to college. I know, I know. I’m jumping the gun. I look forward to the next milestone as much as the next person, but I also mourn the stage we just left, because you can’t go back. So I cherish each moment, each hurdle, each success, and one day, I’ll even miss doing the potty dance.
So for now we don our Pull-Ups and I enjoy reminding her that she needs to take a potty break and doing the potty dance when she tries. Stay tuned for more updates on our potty training adventure.
Speaking of Pull-Ups, I can’t recommend them enough to take the “fear” out of potty training. They’re easy on and off for little monsters and super soft and absorbent. No more worrying about accidents! Check out how cute they are!Pull-Ups helps take the scare out of potty training by making it fun and easy with new Monsters U character training pants! You can help make potty training easier by staying consistent and using rituals like the potty break. Make it a game and ask your toddler, “What does a little monster take?”…“A Potty Break!”
Here’s my little one making her monster face.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.